The United States announced Tuesday its decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., called the Council “an organization that is not worthy of its name… a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.”

According to an article in Time magazine, “The announcement came just a day after the U.N. human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, denounced the Trump administration for separating migrant children from their parents” at the U.S.- Mexico border.

The selective outrage of the U.N. Human Rights Council at the separation of families along the southern border of the United States will puzzle and aggravate pro-life advocates who remember when the Council proposed the legalization of abortion worldwide as well as the repeal of existing laws criminalizing abortion, including Ireland’s 8th Amendment.

The Human Rights Council has been highly discriminatory as to whose human rights they decide are worthy of protection, as they refuse to recognize the equal humanity of the preborn in favor of the global liberalization of abortion laws.

Haley added, “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”

On behalf of all humans, including the preborn, we say, “Thank you.”

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Sadie-Megin is an attorney. She earned her JD from Trinity Law School in May 2019 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in January 2020.

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